Heather Repenning Claims Runoff Spot in LAUSD Election

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After tabulating more than 31,000 ballots and no more votes left to count, former public works commissioner Heather Repenning has declared victory over Huntington Park City Councilwoman Graciela Ortiz in the race to advance to a May 14 runoff in the special election to fill an open L.A. Unified School Board seat.

In a statement, Repenning said she "looks forward to a spirited campaign in the coming weeks" against first-place finisher Jackie Goldberg for the District 5 seat.